Category Archives: security

IRC channels migration

Since the start of the Mageia.Org project we have used several IRC channels as discussion rooms. The main advantage of this technology is that anyone can get in contact with us without any registration beforehand. Those channels were hosted on … Continue reading

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Weekly roundup 2018 – Weeks 7 & 8

Before we get in to the roundup, here’s a huge thank-you to the Mageians who helped with all the password resets after our security problem reported last week. Everything is mostly sorted now, but please contact the forum or the discuss … Continue reading

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Spectre-Meltdown mitigation update

This update comes to us courtesy of tmb, our kernel magician: Since we released 4.14.18 yesterday, we now are in pretty good shape with the mitigations, especially on x86_64. We now have bits in place for Spectre v1, v2 and Meltdown. … Continue reading

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Fosdem 2018 – and a very little roundup

Before we get to FOSDEM, an important update came through in the last few hours – this follows tmb’s explanation from the last roundup: MGASA-2018-0125 – Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities Publication date: 11 Feb 2018 URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2018-0125.html Type: security … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 2018 – Week 5

The flood of updates has slowed a little this week: sox (Mga 5, 6); java-1.8.0-openjdk (Mga 5,6); rsyncMga 5,6; gdk-pixbuf2.0 (Mga5) – as always, check Mageia Advisories for details. Along with the 409 updates that have gone into Cauldron, there’s … Continue reading

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